YANQING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: Vladyslav Heraskevych of Team Ukraine looks on after sliding during the Men's Skeleton Heat 4 on day seven of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at National Sliding Centre on February 11, 2022 in Yanqing, China. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Ukraine Olympic Team Calls for Peace, IOC Wants No Protests
Story by: The Associated Press
BEIJING (AP) — The Ukrainian Olympic team has followed the lead of skeleton racer Vladyslav Heraskevych in calling for peace.
Heraskevych held up a sign with a Ukrainian flag and the message "No War in Ukraine" after completing a run in the skeleton competition on Friday at the Beijing Games.
The message came against the backdrop of a Russian military build-up near the country's border with Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Olympic Committee says the team "expresses a unanimous call for peace together with (our) native country."
The statement doesn't mention Russia or the military situation.
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